The UQU Vice Presidency for Development and Entrepreneurship, represented by the Office of Intellectual Property Management, participated in the Symposium on the National Intellectual Property Strategy, in Riyadh. The symposium was organized by the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property under the title, “National Intellectual Property Strategy”.
The university was represented by its Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Hani Ghazi, and the Dean of the Institute of Innovation and Supervisor of the Office of Intellectual Property Management, Dr. Muwaffaq Uraijah.
At the symposium, the authority and its duties were introduced, besides the National Intellectual Property Strategy and its impact on the future of the Saudi Kingdom. In addition, a general questionnaire was announced to analyze the current status of intellectual property in Saudi Arabia, as one of the stages of implementation of the strategy.
The National Intellectual Property Strategy aims to promote innovation and competitiveness of products through the use of intellectual property, the finance of its products, and the development of innovative startups. This is in addition to stimulating the market economy by improving the legal system of intellectual property and increasing respect for intellectual property rights, in order for Saudi Arabia to assume leadership in the field of intellectual property in the Middle East and North Africa.